Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2019
Tyrrell’s top non-Hunter reds are named after the legend of the death of King William II, who was known as Rufus. He was supposedly killed by an errant arrow fired by Sir Walter Tyrrell whilst hunting in the New Forest. The site is today marked by a monument known as the Rufus Stone.
24 year old plantings on ancient mineral-laden Cambrian soil on the East facing slopes of mount Camel in central Victoria’s Heathcote district. Heathcote is one of Australia’s unique and exciting red wine areas. Its unique topography provides the combination of climate and ancient soils to produce Shiraz wines that are fully ripe with white pepper character, excellent acidity and fine grained tannins.